I have been tutoring since I was 15 years old because I am bilingual in French and English. I have been teaching French and Spanish at University since 1964 when I was a teaching assistant at Stanford University. I taught as a University Fellow at Princeton University in 1970.
I have also taught French and Spanish at Rider College, New Jersey, Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, Oakland Community College in Auburn Hills, Michigan, and Rochester College in Rochester, Michigan, where I am an adjunct in Spanish. I also teach at Rochester Community Schools (Adult Ed.). I have also taught children for the Rochester School System. I have French classes in my home, and I also have classes and tutoring sessions at other peoples' homes.
One of the things I have enjoyed the most have been my lessons through Skype because I have been able to teach people all over the world: Reading, England, Lausanne, Switzerland, Roumania, Singapore, Argentina, etc. Some of this work was done through Language Trainers.
My students usually do stay with me a long time because I make the lessons fun, and they learn at their own pace. Each person has a different way of learning, and I try to cater to that. For my Spanish students this year, we had a wonderful video I used for comprehension, and I was delighted to see that my students were able to understand nearly everything they heard by the end of the second semester. We also did Nulu articles, which were fun, and some Spanish stories from Youtube, which one of my students could imitate perfectly. We read some children's books too.
In my French classes, there are Youtube videos, TF1.fr., the French television station on the internet, and some wonderful kids' books to read.
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